I bet you are wondering how to pronounce my name. It's "Tree'-na." I was named after my great-grandmother Trine who was from the Scandinavian country of Norway. (I am writing a book about her.)
My reason for writing is to touch children, young and old, with God's Spirit of love, empowerment, truth, and encouragement through my stories, articles, and poems.
I was a homeschooling mom and then taught elementary school for many years. My kids and my students taught me much more than I ever taught them. I remain very proud of them. I saved many of their stories, poems, and art projects which I peruse often for inspiration. I am confident we will see some of their names in print one day.
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I am the oldest of six children in my family. We grew up in Illinois with lots of relatives and friends around us. From them I have a great many story ideas. My favorite place in my hometown is the library. It is a large beautiful building of brick and stone that was built around 1905. I spent as much time there as I could and I still take a trip to it when I visit Illinois.
I now live in North Idaho with my husband and close to family. When I am not writing stories for children, I'm reading them! I work at our public library and I also love to hike around this beautiful part of our country.